Laura Bush's Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies

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These delicious cookies are First Lady approved, so you know they are good!

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Ingredients

  • 3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C. packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbs. baking soda
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • 3 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 C. old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 C. (3 sticks) butter, at room temp
  • 2 C. sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 2 C. chopped pecans (8 oz.)

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. In an 8 qt. bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans. For each cookie, drop 1/4 C. dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake in 350 oven 17 to 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies to rack to cool. Yield: 3 dozen cookies.

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